Imp Lake Campground

  

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Imp Lake Campground located 6 miles southeast of Watersmeet, MI, provides visitors with a unique camping experience. Lakeside sites offer a quaint view of a small island populated with nesting loons, while off lake sites are perched beside towering hemlock. Visitors are free to roam the nearby Imp Lake Interpretive Trail, canoe or fish the quiet wake free lake. This campground consisting of two camping loops, with a total of 22 campsites, provides drive-in sites that can accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes. All sites are spaced with natural vegetation for screening.  Each site offers a wood table, fire ring, and parking spur. Three sets of vault toilets and two hand pumps for drinking water are located within the camping loops.  A beach, picnic area, and boat landing are located adjacent to the campground.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No services after September 1, 2014.  Free primitive camping is allowed.
Operational Hours: 24 hours - self pay
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $14 a night
Open Season: January
Usage: Medium
Best Season: July-September
Busiest Season: July-August
Closest Towns: Watersmeet, MI, is 6 miles to the northwest and Iron River, MI, is 26 miles to the east.
Water: Drinking Water-hand pumps
Restroom: 3 sets of vault toilets located in the camping loops
Passes: Golden Age/Interagency Senior and Access Passes accepted
Operated By: Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. Phone: 435-245-6521 Email: info@sceniccanyons.com
Information Center: The campground is operated by a private concessionaire under a special use permit.  The concessionaire permitee is Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc.  For additional information or questions about the campground please contact Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc. at 435-245-6521 or info@sceniccanyons.com, or the local Ranger District.  Day Use areas are operated by the Forest Service.

General Information

Directions:

From Watersmeet, Mi., travel east on US 2 approximately 5 miles, turn right onto FR 3978 and travel approximately 1 mile to the campground.

From Iron River, Mi., travel west on US 2 approximately 25 miles, turn left onto FR 3978 and travel approximately 1 mile to the campground.
 


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Imp Lake Campground located 6 miles southeast of Watersmeet, Mi., provides visitors with a unique camping experience. Lakeside sites offer a quaint view of a small island populated with nesting loons, while off lake sites are perched beside towering hemlock. Visitors are free to roam the nearby Imp Lake Interpretive Trail, canoe or fish the quiet wake free lake. This campground consisting of two camping loops, with a total of 22 campsites, provides drive-in sites that can accommodate tents, trailers and motor homes. All sites are spaced with natural vegetation for screening.  Each site offers a wood table, fire ring, and parking spur. Three sets of vault toilets and two hand pumps for drinking water are located within the camping loops.  A beach, picnic area, and boat landing are located adjacent to the campground.

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Seasonal Information:

This campground is scheduled to be open to the public with services on May 23rd, weather permitting.  For additional Information please contact Scenic Canyons Recreational Services, Inc.

Phone: 435-245-6521

Email: info@sceniccanyons.com

            Website: www.sceniccanyons.com


Directions:

From Watersmeet, Mi., travel east on US 2 approximately 5 miles, turn right onto FR 3978 and travel approximately 1 mile to the campground.

From Iron River, Mi., travel west on US 2 approximately 25 miles, turn left onto FR 3978 and travel approximately 1 mile to the campground.
 


Sleeping ShelterNo
Reservation Info No Reservations
Fire Information Fire ring in each campsite
No. of Sites 22
No. of Accessible sites 0
Status: Open
Open Season: January-December
Fees: $14 a night for camping
Reservation info: No Reservations
Best Season: July-September
Hours of Operation: 24 hours - self pay
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

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Amenities

Boat ramp No Fee - located south of loop 2 off FR 3978
Camping trailer 22 sites
Toilets Located near sites 3, 13, & 20
Picnic tables One in each campsite
Parking Parking for trail and boat ramp
Fee charged for some activities $14 a night for camping
Tent camping 22 sites
Interpretive Site Imp Lake Interpretive Trail
Drinking water Hand pump available in each camping loop near sites 13 & 18
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
46.217766
  Longitude : 
-89.070461